Mark Noble sends a message to West Ham fans after Swansea loss

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West Ham United were beaten 4-1 by Swansea City on Saturday.

Mark Noble has urged West Ham United fans to remember where they have come from, in comments made to the club’s official website.

The Hammers have enjoyed a fine first season under Slaven Bilic as they have competed for a European place throughout.

They had been eyeing a place in the top four, and the Champions League, as they sit within touching distance of Manchester City.

Their hopes were dealt a huge blow on Saturday afternoon though as they were comfortably beaten 4-1 by Swansea City at Upton Park.

The loss was hugely demoralising and out of character for his side but Noble has urged fans to remember the giant strides they have taken this season.

“I’m not going to dwell on it because we’ve been fantastic this year,” he told whufc.com.

“We’ve had two or three games this whole season like that. We’re still fighting and we’re still in a fantastic position, so let’s not forget where we’ve come from. We’ve improved massively this year.”

West Ham will now be hoping that rivals Arsenal can do them a huge favour on Sunday afternoon as they take on Manchester City.

If the Gunners can come out of that victorious, it would mean the Hammers are still only five points behind Manuel Pellegrini’s side and still with a game in hand.

That is against Manchester United, who are fifth, in a game that has taken on huge significance in the race for fourth place.

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